George1 wrote:So we had for 2021"
Su-30SM2 -4 (for Naval Aviation)
and also 2x Yak-130 trainers, the first two aircraft built under contract for the supply of 25 units concluded by the UAC with the Russian Ministry of Defense on August 25, 2020 during the Army-2020 Forum.
And planned for 2022:
Su-30SM2 - 8
MiG-35 program in uncertainty according to the article
I really don't know how bmpd gets the numbers
The number of 17 refers to the aircraft administratively accepted by the MoD, the date of flight to the base is another matter
As the acceptance can usually occur until December 31, it is usual that the flight to the base occurs in the second half of January (taking into account that the first half is the Orthodox Christmas holidays)
Bearing in mind that almost two months ago the arrival in Khurba of the first 4 Su-34s was announced, and in January another 4 with numbers Nº16, 50, 51, 52 were deployed, this makes 8 Su-34s, without a doubt.
More questionable is the 2 MiG-35
I haven't been up to date in the last few months but at least I haven't seen No. 17 anywhere and No. 14 is from 2020, the device in the photo must be that, it can't be seen from that angle that it's a double seat.
As for the Su-35, only 3 are confirmed, we will see if the other two appear
The plan was 5 for 2021, 7 for 2022, 10 for 2023 and 8 for 2024 and they are supposed to arm the Millerovo regiment plus some more for other bases
Another bad data is that of 116 Su-30SM, when only 114 were delivered and in fact two were sent back to the factory for the Su-30SM1 and Su-30SM2 tests, therefore in reality the RuAF had 112
Well, Russia has a very good financial situation. They have a lot of money. They could easily increase the defense budget
Russia's problem is all the neoliberal shit that even the leaders (including Putin) and a good part of the country's elite have in their heads
Ar the end, they are the same people who committed the stupidity of overthrowing the economy of the USSR and plunging the country into misery and backwardness
A sovereign state that issues its own currency can finance its economy as much as it needs with its own central bank and can spend as much as it needs as long as it has the necessary material and human resources.
A country like Russia has a clearly positive external balance, therefore moderate fiscal deficits are irrelevant.
The money issued by Central Bank and introduced into the economy through the budget of public spending on real investments, later is simply destroyed through taxes and interest rates should be at zero, the absurd ideas that neoliberals handle (neoclassical economics) are typical of the time of the gold standard which is actually just one classist policy typical of the Victorian era that takes you to the England of Oliver Twist
First of all, Russia has to kick the ass of all the neoliberal garbage in its institutions, then nationalize the Central Bank, which is de facto an institution of colonial occupation at the service of the IMF, and then it can finance its economy in the same way as The Bank of Japan has been doing it for the last 40 years.
After that, put a level of taxes sufficient to rebuild the social economy that was destroyed in the 90s.
It makes no sense to have such a low tax level as a "tax haven" where a few get rich and then take the money out of Russia and take it to London or Switzerland.
Expenditure on weapons may be enough to finish the modernization, the big problem is finding qualified personnel to work in the industry.
For example, at the Ulyanovsk factory, the production of Il-76MD-90A can no longer be launched because there are no necessary personnel, in addition to the fact that salaries are low and workers resign frequently.